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For months, the White House has insistently whined that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is persecuting the president. Echoed by right-wing propaganda media, that theme is now amplified in Donald Trump's tweeted blasts at former FBI director James Comey, whom he vilifies as a "liar and leaker.".
Ailes had dubbed the fledgling show "Hannity and LTBD" — or "liberal to be determined." Ultimately, the late Alan Holmes was the liberal political commentator brought on to co-host the program "Hannity and Colmes." Investigative reporter Joe Conason, who Ailes reportedly considered for the hosting gig, ...

The impeachment of Bill Clinton, undertaken by the House Republicans full in the knowledge that it had no chance whatsoever in the Senate-was the ultimate political act in a series of political acts that began during the 1992 campaign, or even earlier, if Joe Conason and Gene Lyons are to be believed, ...
The impeachment of Bill Clinton, undertaken by the House Republicans full in the knowledge that it had no chance whatsoever in the Senate—was the ultimate political act in a series of political acts that began during the 1992 campaign, or even earlier, if Joe Conason and Gene Lyons are to be believed, ...
Whenever Donald Trump fires a member of his administration, the least likely reason is incompetence, corruption, abuse of authority or wasteful extravagance. If those were causes for dismissal in the Trump administration, nearly his entire cabinet would have been replaced by now. That tweet signaling the ...
Whenever Donald Trump fires a member of his administration, the least likely reason is incompetence, corruption, abuse of authority or wasteful extravagance. If those were causes for dismissal in the Trump administration, nearly his entire cabinet would have been replaced by now. That tweet signaling the ...

Joe Conason, Columnist Published 12:00 p.m. ET March 23, 2018. CLOSE. Another major White House shake-up, President Trump's personal attorney John Dowd resigning as Trump's lead attorney in the Russia investigation. Buzz60. 636203544947439072-joe-conason.jpg. Joe Conason (Photo: Creators Syndicate).
Joe Conason, Columnist Published 12:00 p.m. ET March 16, 2018. play. CLOSE. While President Trump continues to talk up his planned meeting with Kim Jong-Un, North Korea has remained noticeably silent. Veuer's Nathan Rousseau Smith has the story. Buzz60. 636203544947439072-joe-conason.jpg. Joe Conason ...
It may not have seemed so last week, when Donald Trump agreed to meet Kim Jong Un for negotiations over North Korea's nuclear arsenal. Trump's abrupt diplomatic offer was certainly an improvement on his jeering, boasting and threatening on Twitter — even if he doesn't understand that he gave away ...
On Monday, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee announced the impending release of their Russia report. But a number of people in the party, including Rep. Mike Conaway who led the investigation, are already starting to distance themselves from it. The report is slated to allege not only no ...
On Thursday, Larry Sabato's Center for Politics shifted the rating for 26 more House races toward Democrats. And the midterm election outlook reached a critical tipping point. For the first time in the Center for Politics forecast, there are fewer than 218 seats in total rated “Lean Republican,” “Likely ...
"The Media Today" is a ticketed event at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10 in ILC 120. Journalists Joe Conason, Liza Mundy and Sasha Polakow-Suransky will discuss how the media is changing. The online tickets for this event are already gone, but you can go early for a chance to get one of the seats reserved ...
Joe Conason, Columnist Published 12:00 p.m. ET March 2, 2018. play. CLOSE. The U.S. plans to withdraw a majority of staff and families in Cuba after apparent 'sonic attacks' For more on the story here is Zach Devita. Buzz60. 636203544947439072-joe-conason.jpg. Joe Conason (Photo: Creators Syndicate).
HAVANA — The presidency of Donald Trump is teaching millions of Cubans — along with people around the world — to see the United States as a symbol of disappointment rather than hope. Within a few months, his abusive attitude toward Cuba has nearly reversed the diplomatic, cultural and ...
HAVANA — The presidency of Donald Trump is teaching millions of Cubans — along with people around the world — to see the United States as a symbol of disappointment rather than hope. Within a few months, his abusive attitude toward Cuba has nearly reversed the diplomatic, cultural and ...
The allegations only make sense if we see them as instances of Republican strategy. As Joe Conason wrote in BuzzFeed, “The Shearer file makes no reference to Carter Page—none whatsoever—so its contents could hardly have persuaded a judge to approve a warrant on the former Trump adviser.”.
Republican Conspiracy Theories Get Another Debunk With The "Second Dossier". Pretending to uncover the truth, while striving to conceal actual facts, is the only way Republicans can distract attention from the Russia investigation. Posted on February 11, 2018, at 10:13 a.m.. Joe Conason. BuzzFeed Contributor.

Donald Trump tells reporters that he is eager to chat with Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating his campaign's suspected collusion with the Kremlin and his attempts to obstruct that investigation, but his sincerity is in doubt. When he proclaims his willingness to let Mueller question him, "under ...
Nothing is more fashionable these days on the Republican right than to trash America's law enforcement and intelligence services. Legislators like Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and Francis Rooney, R-Fla., broadcast accusations about "major corruption" within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and demand a ...
Former President Bill Clinton visited Puerto Rico on Monday and met with many left homeless after Hurricane Maria struck the island in September. Clinton arrived with medical supplies and solar energy equipment donated by the Clinton Foundation. (Nov. 20) AP. 636203544947439072-joe-conason.jpg.
Suddenly it has become fashionable again in liberal circles to flay Bill Clinton for his sexual misconduct, whether real, alleged or imagined. Amid the national frenzy swirling around the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Roy Moore, prominent journalists and politicians are competing to display their dudgeon ...
Joe Conason Published 10:00 a.m. ET Sept. 15, 2017. play. CLOSE. In a candid, angry new book, Hillary Clinton relives her stunning defeat to Donald Trump. She admits personal mistakes, but also lays blame on Former FBI Director James Comey. (Sept. 8) AP. 636203544947439072-joe-conason.jpg. Joe Conason ...
For months, the White House has insistently whined that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is persecuting the president. Echoed by right-wing propaganda media, that theme is now amplified in Donald Trump's tweeted blasts at former FBI director James Comey, whom he vilifies as a "liar and leaker.".
It may not have seemed so recently, when Donald Trump agreed to meet Kim Jong Un for negotiations over North Korea's nuclear arsenal. Trump's abrupt diplomatic offer was certainly an improvement on his jeering, boasting and threatening on Twitter - even if he doesn't understand that he gave away ...
... rather than just themselves and their mob boss. Which is no longer a wise assumption for anyone who cares about American democracy. To find out more about Joe Conason and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.
Conservative website The Daily Caller's decision to publish an op-ed in which infamous Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska attacks special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into interference with the 2016 presidential election drew harsh criticism from journalists but quickly earned a link on The Drudge ...
National Rifle Association (NRA) spokeswoman Dana Loesch on ABC's This Week falsely claimed that, the NRA “created” the current gun background check system and whitewashed the NRA's role inhibiting the national background check system. Discussing the Parkland, FL, shooting with ABC host ...
Trump's approval ratings were already dismal, and have sunk to a record low after his disastrous response to the Parkland school shooting. His initial reaction to the killing of 17 people at a Florida high school was to go into hiding. He then blamed the students and tried to exploit the tragedy for his own ...
HAVANA — The presidency of Donald Trump is teaching millions of Cubans — along with people around the world — to see the United States as a symbol of disappointment rather than hope. Within a few months, his abusive attitude toward Cuba has nearly reversed the diplomatic, cultural and ...
HAVANA — The presidency of Donald Trump is teaching millions of Cubans — along with people around the world — to see the United States as a symbol of disappointment rather than hope. Within a few months, his abusive attitude toward Cuba has nearly reversed the diplomatic, cultural and ...
The allegations only make sense if we see them as instances of Republican strategy. As Joe Conason wrote in BuzzFeed, “The Shearer file makes no reference to Carter Page—none whatsoever—so its contents could hardly have persuaded a judge to approve a warrant on the former Trump adviser.”.
... as writer Joe Conason points out, exactly how The New York Times dealt with ace reporter Glenn Thrush, who blames heavy drinking. There must be a million country songs about that. — Gene Lyons is a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He can be reached at eugenelyons2@yahoo.com ...
Driving along recently, I had a heretical thought: A person could get more sensible advice about men and women from the country oldies station than The New York Times. Or from The Washington Post, The New Republic, National Review or any publication devoted to nonstop analysis of metropolitan ...
Which happens to be, as writer Joe Conason points out, exactly how The New York Times dealt with ace reporter Glenn Thrush, who blames heavy drinking. There must be a million country songs about that. Arkansas Times columnist Gene Lyons is a National Magazine Award winner and co-author of “The ...
What we do know, however, is that Hillary's getting scolded for “protecting” a staffer charged with sexual harassment after merely docking his pay and mandating therapy. Which happens to be, as writer Joe Conason points out, exactly how The New York Times dealt with ace reporter Glenn Thrush, who ...
Which happens to be, as writer Joe Conason points out, exactly how The New York Times dealt with ace reporter Glenn Thrush, who blames heavy drinking. There must be a million country songs about that. Arkansas Times columnist Gene Lyons is a National Magazine Award winner and co-author of “The ...
What we do know, however, is that Hillary's getting scolded for "protecting" a staffer charged with sexual harassment after merely docking his pay and mandating therapy. Which happens to be, as writer Joe Conason points out, exactly how The New York Times dealt with ace reporter Glenn Thrush, who ...
Donald Trump tells reporters that he is eager to chat with Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating his campaign's suspected collusion with the Kremlin and his attempts to obstruct that investigation, but his sincerity is in doubt. When he proclaims his willingness to let Mueller question him, "under ...
... "protecting" a staffer charged with sexual harassment after merely docking his pay and mandating therapy. Which happens to be, Joe Conason points out, exactly how The New York Times dealt with ace reporter Glenn Thrush, who blames heavy drinking. There must be a million country songs about that.
Nothing is more fashionable these days on the Republican right than to trash America's law enforcement and intelligence services. Legislators like Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and Francis Rooney, R-Fla., broadcast accusations about "major corruption" within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and demand a ...
Nothing is more fashionable these days on the Republican right than to trash America's law enforcement and intelligence services. Legislators like Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and Francis Rooney, R-Fla., broadcast accusations about "major corruption" within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and demand a ...
ABC News reported on the letter, along with a statement from Trump's attorneys. It reads in part: “This law firm represents President Donald J. Trump and Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. On behalf of our clients, legal notice was issued today to Stephen K. Bannon, that his actions of communicating with ...
In American political journalism, the most comforting bit of conventional wisdom, the phrase that signals fairness and objectivity, regardless of pesky facts, is "both sides." So while the Trump administration and its chorus in right-wing media defame special counsel Robert Mueller as a partisan plotter, the ...
The pattern is plain: Ignore the facts, obscure the truth, defame the honest — and be sure to remind everyone that “both sides” do it, especially if they don't. To find out more about Joe Conason and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at ...
“The Paula Jones and Whitewater investigations existed only because of the efforts of Clinton's right-wing political enemies,” the liberal columnist Anthony Lewis wrote in a subsequent review of a book by staunch Clinton apologists Joe Conason and Gene Lyons, along with a second related volume by ...
Long before Donald Trump Jr. claimed "attorney-client privilege" last week to avoid answering Congressional inquiries, that same claim was tested and wisely rejected by Congress. Junior isn't even the first real estate executive asked to testify about suspected connections to a foreign dictator who tried that ...
Ever since Michael Flynn departed the Trump White House under a cloud of disgrace last February, speculation has mounted that the president might pardon his former national security adviser. With Flynn's guilty plea in federal court and disclosure of his cooperation agreement with special counsel Robert ...
The chorus of loud demands for Senator Al Franken's resignation began from the moment that Leeann Tweeden accused him of sexual harassment. Those calls intensified after three more women — two of them anonymous — said the Minnesota Democrat had touched them inappropriately. They haven't ...
Suddenly, it has become fashionable again in liberal circles to flay Bill Clinton for his sexual misconduct, whether real, alleged or imagined. Amid the national frenzy swirling around the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Roy Moore, prominent journalists and politicians are competing to display their dudgeon ...
Suddenly, it has become fashionable again in liberal circles to flay Bill Clinton for his sexual misconduct, whether real, alleged or imagined. Amid the national frenzy swirling around the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Roy Moore, prominent journalists and politicians are competing to display their dudgeon ...


 

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